Hello! My name is Dareen Akkad, and I am the owner and Head Pizza Chef of What the Crust in Cairo, Egypt, along with my husband Ahmed Helmy. I am responsible for our product and development, while he is responsible for the business and strategy. We share operational and brand duties. WTC is the first (and so far only) pizzeria in Africa affiliated to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, with the first female head Pizzaiola (pizza-maker) in the Arab world. The Association, headquartered in Napoli, is tasked with protecting and promoting the traditions of the True Neapolitan Pizza. I had been an avid-home bread baker for years prior to starting up our pizzeria and I am excited to share my passion for dough with the world!